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Old April 14, 2009, 05:40 PM   #1351
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polkey: At a guess I would say you have .44 Double Action, these where manufactured in the serial number range 1 - 54668 Between 1881 & 1913. All frames were manufactured prior to 1899 and as a result all New Model number threes are classified as antiques by the BATF.
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Old April 14, 2009, 10:04 PM   #1352
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I would like some # help as well please

I have two 629's that I would really appreciate some help assertaining the DOB.

629-1 Magnaport Custom #AFB77XX

629-4 (8 3/8") #CAY46XX

Thanks so much, and I will buy the books!

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Old April 15, 2009, 06:03 AM   #1353
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Smithlover: Your 629-1 was probably made in November 1984, serial number prefixs AEV & AFJ are recorded for that month and yours falls in between.

Your 629-4 was probably made sometime in 1996. Serial number prefix CAN was recorded in January and CBA was recorded in September.
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Old April 16, 2009, 09:46 AM   #1354
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thanks

thanks radagas alot, I am going to sell the 1980 unfired model 57 41 mag so i just wanted to know all about it.
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Old April 16, 2009, 02:23 PM   #1355
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One for me please

I have a 686-3 with serial no. BFL26xx. Thanks! Jim
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Old April 16, 2009, 06:15 PM   #1356
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model 66

Okay, I will buy the book but now I'm curious. My model 66 stainless 4 inch barrel. The serial # is 7K17xxx. There is also another # there when I open the cylinder. It is 44642. What's that. And what year? Thanks you guys, and yes I will buy the book.
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Old April 16, 2009, 09:09 PM   #1357
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Grandfather's Gun

I just ordered the SCSW book, but I can't wait for it to get here.
I have my grandfather's SW k 1704xx in .22 holds 6 rounds. 4" barrel. blued. Large screw near the adjustable rear sight. Case Color Hammer and Trigger. Wide spur on the hammer.

Any help would be appreciated. and I am very excited for the SCSW to arrive.

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Old April 17, 2009, 07:31 AM   #1358
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S&W 19-4 Nickel

I just purchased a s&W 19-4 and was hoping someone could help me determine what year it was made the serial number stars with 66k2.
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Old April 17, 2009, 07:48 AM   #1359
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crashband 7: 1980. Serial number range was 57K0001 to 91K6800.

Zippo7883: 1952. Serial number range was K136691 to K175637. Assuming your gun has a ramp front sight then it is a Pre-Model 18, the K22 Combat Masterpiece.

rusherbob: 1974.Serial number range was 7k1 to 7K26043. The other number is an 'assembly number' used to track fitted parts as they moved around the factory.

J A: 1990, probably around July, as BFL 1101 to BFL1535 is recorded for that month. Some of the three letter serial prefixes are out of date sequence that year, so it may have been made earlier or later, but that's the best guess without paying $50 for the S&W historian to look your gun up for you. The 686-3 was made from 1988 to 1993.
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Old April 17, 2009, 08:12 AM   #1360
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Thank you

Thank you very much Radagast!
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Old April 17, 2009, 08:40 AM   #1361
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How about a date for a

4'' nickel S&W .32 long #8070 inside yoke and # 387*** under the shroud
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Old April 17, 2009, 08:55 AM   #1362
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Yeah, I'll buy the book too...
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Old April 17, 2009, 09:30 AM   #1363
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19-4

Thanks Radagast
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Old April 17, 2009, 02:35 PM   #1364
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Thanks!!!!

Thanks Radagast. Jim
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Old April 17, 2009, 07:16 PM   #1365
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buckit: When you say under the shroud, I assume you mean under the barrel? The number under the yoke is probably an assembly number, used to track parts in the factory. The serial number should be under the barrel, on the cylinder and on the bottom of the grip frame.
Assuming 387xxx is the serial number, you have a .32 Hand Ejector Third Model, a six shot gun built on the small I frame & manufactured between 1917 & 1942 in the serial number range 263001 to 536684.
Heat treating of barrels began at serial number 321000 in 1921, so I would place your gun in the early 1920s.
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Old April 17, 2009, 07:25 PM   #1366
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Thanks for the info Rad
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Old April 19, 2009, 10:26 PM   #1367
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Model 51?

Bought my first gun today, and am going to buy the book! In the meantime, I've been desperately searching online for info on my Smith & Wesson .22 mag revolver stamped "MOD-51" with serial "M35XXX." Is this enough info to estimate how old it is? I knew the gun was used, but wasn't thinking it was more than a year or two old - I'm delighted it may be several decades, if it is, in fact, a Model 51.
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Old April 20, 2009, 05:25 AM   #1368
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stilettosixshooter: The model 51 was the .22 magnum J frame kit gun. The serial number falls in the range for 1971 to 1973, being M30001 to M60000.
If it has a round butt it may have value to a collector as only 600 were made, the rest being square butt versions.
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Old April 20, 2009, 09:57 AM   #1369
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Thanks so much! It has a square butt, but I am in love with it regardless and don't plan on trading it in anytime soon!
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Old April 21, 2009, 07:47 PM   #1370
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Model 629-3

Just joined today but have been reading a ton of information on here for some time! I was wondering about the date of manufacture of my 629-3 as the serial # is BFM26XX I plan to put a scope on it for hunting whitetail here in Pa. and was hoping to put a B-Square no drill base if it is made after 1992 as I have read that most Smith's made after 92 were pre drilled. Thanks for any info.

Scott

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Old April 22, 2009, 05:03 PM   #1371
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The 629-3 was made from 1989 to 1993, the 629-4 was drilled and tapped. Your gun was made some time in 1990.
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Old April 23, 2009, 12:45 AM   #1372
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10-5, blued, 5 inch tapered barrel - D3649xx

when was this made, and what years was the D prefix used?
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Old April 23, 2009, 06:46 AM   #1373
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Thanks a lot Radagast. I'll be taking it to my local gunsmith for drilling and tapping.
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Old April 23, 2009, 07:57 PM   #1374
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I just got a 5906.

Serial #BAW6xxx

Any Help?
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Old April 23, 2009, 08:51 PM   #1375
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Precision40: Per the Standard catalog of S&W the 5906 range should have a serial number prefix TAA or higher. The BAW prefix should be on a revolver.

BAWxxxx should fall in the period January 1988 (AYMxxxx) to July 1988 (BBFxxxx), but the 5906 was introduced in 1989.

Hopefully someone more educated than I will be able to sort your query out.
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